Atomos announces new live streaming device called Connect.
Atomos Connect makes live streaming easy on platforms such as YouTube, Twitch, Zoom and OBS. Connect works with any HDMI device and can accept a video feed up to 4K 30p and convert it to 1080 60p via USB. Better still, it's compatible with all Atomos recorders.
Atomos could be a little late to the party with Connect as several alternatives have popped up since many of us have been working from home. Still, you can at least trust the build quality from Atomos. Connect is a plug-n-play device and can turn any HDMI-equipped camera into a dedicated webcam.
When you pair Connect with the Shogun 7, you can monitor and record up to four 1080 60p streams at the same time, and with the Shogun 7 you can easily switch in real time with a laptop. It's also worth noting that the Shogun 7 accepts asynchronous feeds, so you can use just about any camera for multi-camera production. This is similar to what you would find with the Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro switcher, which does not require video sources to be locked.
Connect is compatible with Mac or PC and has a slim 0.5-inch profile.
The cost is $ 79, which makes about $ 50 cheaper than the Elgato Cam Link 4, although the Cam Link has an option for broadcasting in 4K. It is available now.